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One Arm Pull Up: Bodyweight Training And Exercise Program For One Arm Pull Ups And Chin Ups [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Barrett
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The one arm pull up is, to put it simply, impressive. It represents an unusual kind of strength that seems to go beyond what a normal human can accomplish, and crosses into something animal.

It's a goal that many people have, but few spend any real time on it because it's hard to know where to start. That difficulty stems from two main reasons:

1) Not many people know how to train for a one arm pull up or chin up, so there aren't a lot of resources out there to help someone who wants to learn the correct exercises.

2) The one arm pull up (and one arm pull up training) requires you to put a lot more strain on your joints and muscles than you would during normal exercise—in other words, if you don't know what you're doing, you can really hurt yourself.

The trial-and-error approach to one arm pull up and chin up training can take a long time, and—if you hurt yourself—it can leave you worse off than you were when you started. This book is designed to be the practical resource you need to help you achieve your goal in a way that maximizes your results, and minimizes headaches.


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About the Author

Patrick Barrett wanted to do a one arm pull up for a long time, and through trial and error he was able to develop an exercise routine that made it happen. He has been interested in exercise ever since he started to lift weights with his dad and older brothers as a kid.

He participated in a half-dozen organized sports (most notably inline hockey and high school wrestling) until a neck injury during a wrestling match in his junior year prevented him from playing further in any contact sports. After the injury, he developed an interest in pursuing strength and balance, particularly through bodyweight and self-taught gymnastic-type exercises. 

Patrick has always loved both cooking and eating food. Unsatisfied with the confusing and often contradictory nutritional advice offered by mainstream sources, Patrick searched for another way to understand human nutrition that was logical, consistent, and effective. His books on food and nutrition reflect this 'cleaner,' more intuitive and useful understanding of food and how it impacts our health. 

Patrick hopes that his books will save his audience time and aggravation by finally offering practical ways to achieve their nutrition and fitness goals.

Product Details

  • File Size: 794 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1470108232
  • Publisher: Patrick Barrett (February 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007BJMXK8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Already Close But Wanted to Check This Book Out February 27, 2013
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I'm already 5-6 months into training for the One Armed Chin and can do negatives with each arm. Having learned my progressions from YouTube and the Internet, I was curious what this book would add. Frankly, most of the information in "One Arm Pull Up" can be found on the net but not nearly as concisely or clearly as you'll find it in this book.

You can finish reading it in one sitting but that's not a bad thing. Barrett very concisely goes through motivation, breathing, injuries, warm ups, two armed exercises, one armed exercises, then a typical workout schedule. He eschews all mechanical aids other than the pull up bar itself. It's an approach I also settled on independent of this book and agree with totally.

Overall, from my experience training for One Armed Chins, Barrett is spot on. I'll revise my review with an extra star if his advice helps me finally complete a One Armed Chin.

The only strike against this book are that the black and white pictures are pretty hard to see. The guy doing the exercises is wearing a dark shirt against dark background full of trees. It adds a lot of visual noise and makes it harder to see exactly what he's doing.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Working! March 14, 2012
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After getting extremely successful results from Barrett's book "Natural Exercise", I decided to give this one a try. While I definitely can't do a one-arm pullup at this point, I can really see a dramatic benefit from the exercises laid out in the book. Not only are my biceps getting an amazing workout, but my core strength has increased by leaps and bounds. Barrett's writing is straightforward and easy to understand. While the picture quality could have been a little higher, between the photos and the descriptions, I never had any trouble doing any of the exercises. At the pace my workout performance has improved, I'm confident I'll be one-arming in the not-to-distant future.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very practical and useful September 26, 2012
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this is one of those books that give no -nonsense advice that can be actually put to practice. Although i haven't been able to do one arm pull up my pull up strength can significantly improved. The author comes across as a modest and friendly person. Definitely worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Path To the One-Arm Pull-Up December 29, 2013
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The one-arm pull-up is a fairly major accomplishment but without the proper exercises to bridge you from where you are right now, it might as well be impossible. Barrett does a good job of outlining the path to the one-arm pull-up with good photos and illustration. Is it easy? No. Is it possible? Yes

Thank you for making this book available for the free giveaway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Info September 3, 2013
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Although very short in content it does have some good tips and recommendations that make it worthwhile. Even his recommendation for not using addition weight makes sense if your goal is doing a one arm pull up. As mentioned by others, the real downside is the poor quality photo reproduction. The photos suffer from bad lighting primarily and could have used a better quality paper to improve their contrast and detail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy June 8, 2013
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No frills, no B.S, it does not mystify or glorify, precise language and sober but encouraging guide as to progress and attainability
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Progression to a one arm pullup April 18, 2013
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Patrick Barret in "One Arm Pullup" has written a good, concise, reasonable progression to doing a one arm pullup. Patrick takes lots of time to do the necessary warnings about taking it slow, mastering the steps of the progression, and avoiding injury.

The progression is reasonable, and I would estimate take the average gym attendee 6 - 12 months to achieve a one arm pullup. Considering the difficulty of this goal, that's what it should take.

The book is well and clearly written with adequate pictures of a model doing the various progressions. The directions for the progression stages are clear and well written. Patrick comes across in his book as supportive and helpful. While the pictures are adequate, they are dark, somewhat grainy. They do show the gross movements ok. But more color, and more detail, larger pictures would improve the book. The loose black t shirt on the model totally obscures how his muscles are working.

I would recommend this book to any person wanting to master the one arm pullup.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative. April 17, 2013
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This book is very informative, step by step instructions and to the point. Very easy to understand and won't waste your time like other expensive books. Get this to help you master your pullups.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective
You will get results following these guidelines,although I would have include assisting equipment like rope and pull-up tubing assisting to make it complete.
Published 1 month ago by Prometeus III
1.0 out of 5 stars eeek need better pictures they are so fuzzy
Good information. POOR Photographs. Can hardly see what and how he is doing the pullups. The one star is for the quality of the book. The book itself is in like new condition. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars wow serious
Wow sounds like some serious training I don't know if I will ever make it to a one arm pull up but I have to try
Published 7 months ago by sean maclennan
5.0 out of 5 stars solid
solid information. good stuff. has all the information needed with a good rogression model, i recommend all of patricks books
Published 9 months ago by yaniv
3.0 out of 5 stars meh
A very small book with some illustrations and progressions to getting towards a 1-armed pull up. It could have been much better. But it's alright. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Adam
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but basic
Had higher expectations for training protocols and ideas. Book is pretty basic and simple - have found better information for free on the internet and You Tube. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kenneth sEPP
1.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous!!!!
The programing is harmful. Anyone with a Degree and certification can see that 1. The pace in which the exercise are prescribed is off. Do you want to get hurt? Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brian McFamo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book
This is a step-by-step, no-nonsense approach to preparing your joints and muscles for the ultimate bodyweight exercise: the one-arm pull-up. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply good stuff
Just put in the work, be disciplined about it and results will follow! Thank you sir! I am working on this now!
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read and ideas!
Very simple and straight forward book on how to do a one-arm pull up! Some stuff was basics while other stuff was extremely helpful.
Published 20 months ago by Jeff
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